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MnDOT postpones Tuesday's I-94 east shutdown in Minneapolis

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Updated: July 11, 3:35 p.m. | Posted: July 10, 10:49 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has changed the date again on the overnight closure of Interstate 94 east in Minneapolis. 

It is now scheduled from 11 p.m. July 19 to 5 a.m. July 20. The latest change is to avoid traffic conflicts with a Twins-Yankees game, the agency said.

Earlier in the day, MnDOT had announced the shutdown would happen overnight starting July 18. 

MnDOT had planned to close I-94 east late Tuesday into Wednesday morning while crews worked inside the Portland Avenue tunnel. But the project's contractor couldn't find a subcontractor for the work, spokesperson David Aeikens told the Star Tribune. 

The work is part of the agency's I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project that started in March.